Yellowface: Creating The Chinese In American Popular Music And Performance, 1850s-1920s
Krystyn R. MoonISBN: 0813535077;
Book Description"Yellowface details the theatrical and musical history of Chinese and Chinese American performance at a time when ?Asian American? identity was unheard of. It should be a welcome addition to Asian American studies and American cultural history, as well as theater and music history."?Josephine Lee, author of Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage "Krystyn Moon has produced a finely detailed and nuanced study of China and Chinese Americans onthe nineteenth-century American musical stage. Yellowface is an important work for anyone interested in the history of American popular culture and race."?Robert G. Lee, author of Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture Music and performanceprovide a unique window into the ways that cultural information is circulated and perceptions are constructed. Because they both require listening, are inherently ephemeral, and most often involve collaboration between disparate groups,...
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